25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: October 4 to 6

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Welcome to the first weekend of October, everyone! Enjoy your Friday, October 4, Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6 with these 25 things to do in Calgary. Cheech and Chong, Train of Terror, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

Friday, October 4

Cheech and Chong

Cheech & Chong

What: The two comedy legends, Richard “Cheech” Marin and Edmonton-born Tommy Chong, have been performing stand-up comedy for decades and are best known for their run of seven films through the 70s and 80s, including Up in Smoke and Still Smokin. They’ve also released numerous albums, including the Grammy-winning “Los Cochinos.” The duo is hitting the road and stopping in 14 cities across the great white north this fall on their O Cannabis Tour.

When: October 4, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Curated. Fall Market

What: Shop 70 different vendors at Curated’s Fall Market. There will also be live entertainment and food trucks to check out over the two days.

When: October 4 and 5, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: Bowness Community Association – 7904 43rd Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: $5

Fall at Calgary Farmyard

What: There are many events to enjoy this fall at Calgary Farmyard, including an 11 acre corn maze, petting zoo, playground, and more. Plus there are Flashlight Nights in the Maze every Friday and Saturday starting September 20, and a Pumpkin Festival every Saturday and Sunday starting October 5.

When: Fridays to Sundays until October 27, 2019 (also open Thanksgiving Monday
Time: Various times
Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview
Tickets: Online

What’s up with Bow Habitat Station

What: Explore Alberta’s wildlife and natural spaces on the first Friday of the month. Visit investigation stations in the Discovery Centre, then join the group activity with special guests from Alberta Parks at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, or 2:30 pm and discover how wildlife has adapted to city life. Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will also be hosting an investigation station about furry and feathered friends found in the city. Note: hands-on activities are designed for learners two-years-old and up.

When: The first Friday of every month – October 4, November 1, December 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bow Habitat Station – 1440 17A Street SE, Calgary
Admission: All activities are included with Discovery Centre Admission

Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park

What: Celebrate the spooky season with Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Explore five haunted houses. go on rides, plus enjoy activities, food and drinks. All ages welcome.

When: Friday and Saturday from October 4 to October 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Saturday, October 5

Gatsby House 2019

What: Gatsby House is an annual party based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby. Attendees can expect to see some stunning costumes, enjoy some delicious hors d’oeuvres, and drink some prohibition-era cocktails to keep the night heading in the right direction. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Foundation for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship (FAE), funding scholarships for young entrepreneurs in Alberta’s Junior Achievement Program.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm to midnight
Where: Calgary Petroleum Club — 319 5th Avenue SW
Tickets: $125, available on EventBrite

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks

Johnny Gaudreau and Brock Boeser

Johnny Gaudreau and Brock Boeser (Calgary Flames)

What: The Flames take on the Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Halloweekends at Calaway Park 

What: Halloween is beginning early at Calaway Park. Wear your favourite costume and enjoy activities and prizes at Halloweekends.

When: Saturday, Sundays and Holiday Mondays until October 14, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Calaway Park – 24033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Admission: regular park admission

Jontavious Willis

What: Blues musician and singer Jontavious Willis performs two shows at Engineered Air Theatre on October 4 and 5.

When: October 4 and 5, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Engineered Air Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

What: Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s second annual Indigenous Art Exhibition is being showcased at a number of venues around Calgary this fall and winter. The exhibition features work from 17 artists.

When: Now until November 29, December 2, 2019 to January 18, 2020
Time: Various times
Address: Arts Commons – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary; Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Noises Off

Noises Off/Theatre Calgary

What: Theatre Calgary presents Noises Off, a farcical look at the rehearsal process with a group of actors before a performance of the British sex comedy “Nothing On.”

When: Various dates from now to October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons
Tickets: Online

Spotlight YYC – Salty Sea Dog Designs

What: Alberta Craft Council presents a spotlight on Salty Sea Dog Designs, whimsy ceramic creations by Sarah and Blair Dawes. All work is available for sale. There will also be a reception on September 12 from 5 to 8 pm.

When: Wednesdays to Saturday until October 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm (Wednesdays to Friday), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturdays)
Where: Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary – #280, 1721 – 29 Avenue SW, cSPACE King Edward, Calgary
Admission: Free

Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea

What: Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar will be hosting a Downton Abbey tea series until October 27. This new service aims to celebrate the release of the feature-length film. Guests can expect hand-crafted sandwiches and decadent pastries created by the talented Fairmont team.

When: Now until October 27, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel – 133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Reservations: Online or by phone at 403-260-1219.

Cavalry FC vs HFX Wanderers FC

What: Cavalry FC take on HFX Wanderers FC in Canadian Premier League action at Spruce Meadows.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Train of Terror 2019

What: Alberta’s Aspen Crossing Railway company is taking fear to a new level this Halloween with its annual Train of Terror. The “scariest train haunt in Canada” is an interactive, two-hour experience, featuring haunted railway cars and disturbing entertainment.

Where: Aspen Crossing – Highway #24, Mossleigh, Alberta
When: Fridays and Saturdays, as well as select Thursdays and Sundays later in the month. The full schedule can be found here
Time: 6:30 and 8:30 pm each night
Tickets: Available at trainofterror.com, $66.60

Sunday, October 6

Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park



What: Pack your October with pumpkins during Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Bring the family for a stroll through the patch, choose a pumpkin to take home, and then take a photo with the princesses.

When: Saturdays and Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday from October 5 until October 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Jack and the Beanstalk

What: Loose Moose Theatre Company’s first show of their 2019/20 Theatre For Kids season is the timeless tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.

When: October 5 and 6, October 12 and 13, 2019
Time: 1 pm (Saturdays and Sundays), 3 pm (Sundays)
Where: Loose Moose Theatre for Kids – 1235 – 26th Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Hitmen vs Portland Winterhawks

What: Calgary Hitmen take on the Portland Winterhawks in WHL action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: October 6, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Outdoor Yoga

What: A 60-minute outdoor vinyasa flow class for all levels. Everyone welcome, including children. Practice in the grass or bring your mat or blanket.

When: Every Sunday until October 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm (Stanley Park) 4 to 5 pm (Mahogany)
Where: Stanley Park SW – 42 Ave & 1A Street SW; Mahogany – Masters Square & Mahogany Blvd
Admission: Pay what you want

Backstage Pass Tour at Studio Bell

What: Go behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life. Tours are one-hour in length and recommended for ages 12 and up. Ticket prices include your Backstage Pass tour and same-day general admission to Studio Bell.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 12 pm and 1:30 pm
Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: Nigerian stand-up comic and actor Alibaba performs live at Sheraton Cavalier Hotel with comedians Wamille, MCPC, Grand Komanda, Igors and more.

When: October 6, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 10 pm
Where: Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel – 2620 32 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Lions Club of Bearspaw Farmers’ Market

What: Check out over 120 vendors at Lions Club of Bearspaw Farmers’ Market. During the market, a caterer inside the Lions Hall provides breakfast and brunch/lunch from about 9 am to 2 pm.  Several of the outside food vendors also sell food you can eat at the market.

When: Every Sunday until October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Address: Lions Club of Bearspaw – 25240 Nagway Rd, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sunday Safari Brunch at Calgary Zoo

Calgary Zoo

What: Every Sunday until November 10, head over to Destination Africa for one of the most unique brunch experiences you could have in the city. Enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods, a Belgian waffle bar, cooked to order omelettes, and so much more. Being a member of the Calgary Zoo gives you exclusive discounts to Sunday Safari Brunches!

When: Every Sunday until November 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm. Last seating and last ticket sold at 1 pm. Service lasts until 2 pm.
Where: Calgary Zoo – 210 St George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: via Calgary Zoo

Who Killed Don Giovanni?

What: A comedic whodunnit presented by Cowtown Opera Company based on Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Adapted by Caitlin Vincent.

When: October 4, 5, 6, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Studio Theatre – cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: Tehran pop star Hoorosh launches his Canadian tour in Calgary at Boyce Theatre.

When: October 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Boyce Theater – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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